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  • Google Kills Another Search Feature | No More Tilde for Synonym Search
    08/28/2013 - 16:35
    One of the most popular "hidden" Google search feature we discuss in our live Cybersleuth Investigative Research MCLE Seminars is the ability to use the tilde (~) in a Google search to indicate that you want Google to return results for the keyterm you've entered AND any synonyms that Google automatically recognizes. Unfortunately, Google has recently done away with this feature....


  • Facebook Releases First-Ever Government Request Transparency Report
    08/27/2013 - 11:29
    Facebook has released its first-ever "transparency report" detailing the numbers of requests for subscriber information it has received from the world's governments. This first report covers only the first six months of 2013 (January 1-June 30, 2013). According to the Facebook report, police and other governmental agencies in the United States are, by far, the leaders in requests...


  • Investigative Research Database TLO Offers Vehicle Sightings Database
    07/31/2013 - 12:45
    The fee-based online investigative research database TLO.com has unveiled a searchable database of motor vehicle license plates. The collection encompasses "a massive database of one BILLION vehicle sightings and the addition of up to 50 million new sightings each month," according to a company press release announcing the new addition. "Vehicle Sightings provides valuable...


  • Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch Named to Fastcase 50
    07/16/2013 - 11:25
    Internet For Lawyers principals Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch have been selected as 2013 Fastcase 50 award recipients. The peer-nominated award recognizes "50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law."  Industry leaders, law firm managers, legal technology influencers, law school professors, and entrepreneurs around the world...


  • Yahoo Kills Altavista
    07/09/2013 - 23:45
    On July 8, 2013, Altavista ceased to exist. 1995 2013            On that day, Yahoo, which acquired the pioneering search engine as part of its 2003 purchase of Overture, began redirecting all traffic to the altavista.com domain to a custom Yahoo search page. Altavista was launched in December of 1995 by Digital...


  • ABA TECHSHOW Seeks Proposals for 2014 Presentations
    06/19/2013 - 10:01
    The American Bar Association’s TECHSHOW is seeking the legal community’s input to continue the event’s tradition of bringing together outstanding faculty to educate lawyers on the most current technology information that will be useful in their practice. Today, ABA TECHSHOW is launching an open call for submissions for both topics and speakers for the 2014 event.  ...


  • Digital Public Library of America Offers Free Access to Millions of Digital Resources
    05/28/2013 - 12:51
    The Digital Public Library of America offers access to millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, and moving images from hundreds of libraries, archives, museums, and other "knowledge institutions" across the country. Access to the site is free. A free account is required to save searches for future retrieval.          While the...


  • Sunlight Foundation Offers Directory of Congressional Staffers
    05/25/2013 - 18:23
    The Sunlight Foundation has created a searchable database of Congressional Staffers. The database, listing current members of the U.S. House of Representatives and their current and past staff, is searchable by a variety of criteria, including: First Name Last Name Title Year/Quarter (back to the 3rd quarter of 2009) State Party Committee Offices The database can also be browsed by...


  • Google Retires Cloud Connect for Google Apps
    05/25/2013 - 16:39
    In 2011 Google introduced the Cloud Connect plug-in for Windows as an interim step for Google Apps users who wanted to store their documents in the cloud but still use the familiar tools in the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Powerpoint, Excel). Since then, Google has expanded the features of its Apps products. One of those newer features is the Google Drive application for Windows and Mac OS...


  • New Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers Book Helps Lawyers (from Solos to Large Firms) Use the Business Version of These Google Apps to Transform Their Practice
    04/29/2013 - 14:15
    The new book Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers will help lawyers easily and quickly learn how to leverage the powerful collaboration tools of Google Apps for Business to transform their law practices.          Written by nationally acclaimed authors and speakers Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch, Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers...


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